Date

January 1915

Document Type

Article

Journal Volume

British Medical Journal, 1915, v.2, pp. 317

Description

Gray revived dbridement of wounds, with primary suture. This procedure has been traditionally credited to Larrey and Desault. Larrey (Morton No. 2160) employed excision and primary suture only for treatments of wounds of the mouth which might otherwise result in a salivary fistula. However, Larrey, and his predecessor, Desault, both treated extemity wounds by incision, as needed, to relieve tissue tension and establish free wound drainage, not by wound excision and primary suture (Fackler).

Identifier

Morton no.: 2177

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